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Votes for Women

Votes for Women: The Battle for the 19th Amendment, Little Red Bird Press, 2020 I designed the cover and contributed a 10-page comic to this 2020 anthology. Using purple and yellow, the original colors of the Women’s Suffrage movement, I created a design that communicated both the historic subject matter, and the cartoon medium. My …

Not Another Breastfeeding Book

Not Another Breastfeeding Book, Beaver’s Pond Press, 2019 I knew immediately that Not Another Breastfeeding Book needed a cover to match its cheeky, playful title, and was delighted that the author wanted to go the illustrated route. I came up with three thumbnail concepts, and from there, tried out a variety of color palettes as …

It’s Never Going to Work

It’s Never Going to Work: A Tale of Art and Nonprofits in the Minneapolis Community, Marjorie Books, 2018 This book was truly a labor of love. The author, Jamie Schumacher, is a prominent author, artist, and community organizer in the Twin Cities arts scene. When she approached me about doing the design and illustration for …

#LookUp

#LookUp: A Parenting Guide to Screen Use, Wise Ink Creative Publishing, 2019 For this nonfiction book about the intersection of parenting and technology, we tried a few different directions. The first round of concepts was very slick, with crisp vector art and bold colors. After reviewing these initial concepts, the author realized that really, a …

Wonder-FULL

Wonder-FULL: Activate Your Inner Superpowers—No Cape Required, Beaver’s Pond Press, 2019 This superhero-themed workbook for women needed to be eye-catching and action-packed inside and out. For the cover, the author envisioned a pantsuited superheroine in bold red boots, and classic “comic book” lettering. As a cartoonist, this was definitely in my wheelhouse. For the interior, …

BLOCKED

Blocked: Stories from the World of Online Dating, Little Red Bird, 2017 This anthology of comics about online dating experiences needed a cover design that got right to the point. I explored a few different directions, including broken phones and endless columns of text messages. But the concept that fit best was an onslaught of …

Kingman & Reed Series

Kingman & Reed Mystery Series, 2016-2019. I have been designing the covers for the Kingman & Reed Series since 2016, starting with Paper Trail, the second book in the series. Each one has been such a treat. While we’ve tied the design together in small ways (recurring fonts, and a tactile feel), we’ve allowed each …

It’s Nice to Meet Me Too

It’s Nice to Meet Me Too: The Laughter and Lessons Learned from Raising Randy, a Young Man with Tuberous Sclerosis, Beaver’s Pond Press, 2017 This book is a great example of how many possibilities there are for a memoir cover. The author, the mother of a son with Tuberous Sclerosis, had the brilliant idea to …

A Kid from Ely

A Kid from Ely, Beaver’s Pond Press, 2016 When this author first spoke with me about his book, he wanted to put a historic map of Ely, Minnesota on the front cover. But, when he gave me a handful of family photos for the interior, one of them happened to be an incredibly charming photo …

Let Me In

Let Me In: A Japanese American Woman Crashes the Corporate Club, 1976-1996, Beaver’s Pond Press, 2019 This author wasn’t sure about using a photo of herself on the cover, but, at my request, kindly allowed me to go through her personal photo albums anyway. I ended up finding so many great photos of her, that …